Writeup: Sixers @ Bullets
Ok well where do I start. Oh I know. I drank a lot. It was pretty obvious early that we were in trouble. Given the amount of beer consumed, I dont remember as much as I should.
Anyhow. Tonight was bad. Here is why;
We ran a lot of screens to get mismatches on Balls. Guess what happened when we had Balls in the block with CJ on him? Thats right. BALL REVERSAL! The one time they got a good isolation on a mismatch, Balls got an offensive foul. Home call.
Hodge was hurt going to the half time break. It looks like he hurt his hip. After the break, coach put him back in. When he hit the court, he couldn't walk properly. Why play an injured player?
Davidson worked his guts out. His 6th was a technical. Not sure what happened, but Butler called his 5th and then Weeks called he T. All down hill from there.
Coops was solid. Good presence in the key and a nice block on Hill(?) in the 2nd.
Doddman. He played a lot of minutes and was guarding Gibson for a lot of it. What? He had TWO passing turnovers in the backcourt IN A ROW which lead to Ebe hitting NINE points in 60 seconds. I've never heard the brisbane crowd so pumped after the 3rd 3 pointer went down. The only good thing to say about the guy is im glad he doesnt take up space in the salary cap (unless pizza vouchers count?).
Ebi is amazing. I sh*t you not, this guy can flat out play. I wouldn't be surprised if someone picks him up next year (read: NBA). He is so so so so so much better than last year. He could have hit 65 tonight.
Sutts looked like he didnt know where he was. Im sure Marcus Ng would love his slot in the roster.
Balls was quiet. Brisbane just dealt with him well.
Lastly: Ng. This f*cking guy. If nothing else,
Eddie JVG Mal needs to do everything he can to keep this guy next year. Sure, he takes some bad shots, but thats only because he is forced too. You watch him in an offensive set look down to the post ASKING for a screen on the elbow. Nothing. No cuts either, so he tries to make something happen. He can flat out shoot the ball, even in a tough situation.
So I almost cried at the end of the game. Where did the Sixers pride go? Remember the days you BELIEVED that any time now, someone would come down the court and just swish that pull up 3? Where we would find the heart to go 12-0 in the 4th? No sign of this tonight. Sad.
We really need to shake things up in the winter. Ng, Hodge (maybe), Coops, Balls and Davo should be safe, but everyone else should be looked at.
Anyhow, I got a box score from the bench. Ill be asking JVG to pass it on to Ebi to sign. Ill frame that. The guy is a shoe in for MVP.